Travel To Nevada

Travel to Nevada

Travel to Nevada and experience the world-famous city of Las Vegas. As a result of this, it is among the best-known and most visited states in the US. Despite the Vegas focus, trips to Nevada also often include a variety of other local hotspots - including Mesquite, Boulder City, Carson City and Laughlin. History buffs will enjoy the northern area of the state, where historic attractions abound, while the southern regions of the state present a number of ghost towns that tell the story of the silver boom of the early 1900s.

Travel to Nevada and enjoy its many mountain ranges featuring inland-draining valleys (unconnected to the ocean by waterways), which belies the image portrayed by the term Great Basin. The northern region is situated within the Great Basin Desert - a mild desert that experiences hot temperatures in the summer and sub-freezing temperatures in the winter. The southern third of the state, where Las Vegas area is situated, lies within the Mojave Desert. Outside of the bright lights of Vegas, this sparsely populated region features numerous cacti, Joshua trees, sagebrush and yucca plants, accompanied by rattlesnakes, bobcats, antelope and deer.

Those considering trips to Nevada should note that it's the driest state in the US, with overall average annual precipitation of only 19 centimetres in Reno. Snowfall is abundant in the mountains, however, reaching 152 centimetres a year on the highest peaks. Nevada's climate is sunny and dry, with wide variation in daily temperatures that range from 0°C in January to 21°C in July. The all-time high of 52°C was set in Laughlin in 1994, while the record low of -46°C was set in San Jacinto in 1937.